Have you ever laughed so hard that you tinkled? If you answered no, then you are amongst the lucky few. I can remember a few months after I had my daughter I laughed so hard that I wet my pants. It happened so fast with no time to get to the bathroom. I could not be embarrassed as I was amongst a group of moms who had experienced the same thing. While the average age of someone with bladder leakage is 52,incontinence has nothing to do with age and stress incontinence seems to be the most common.Stress Incontinence of (SI) happens when the pelvic floor muscle that supports the bladder have become weakened. Laughing and coughing increase pressure on the bladder, and the pelvic floor muscles are unable to tighten enough to keep all the urine in.
Here is how our bladder works:
When you eat or drink your body absorbs liquids. The kidneys filter waste products from the body fluids to make urine. A continuous trickle passes from the kidneys to the bladder and the bladder slowly expands. When the bladder is full a signal goes to the brain indicating the need to go to the potty. The brain then tells the large bladder muscle to squeeze and contract once it reaches the bathroom. At the same time it tells the support muscles (pelvic floor muscles) that surround the urethra – the outlet from the bladder – to relax and let the urine pass.
Depend has truly changed the way I look at bladder leakage products. The Silhouette Active Fit is not bulky and is thin enough to fit into a small pouch much like you would carry a maxi-pad. It is a low rise brief with a underwear look, fit and feel. I keep one in my car an gym bag for emergencies. Depend is entering year three of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. As part of Underwareness, the Depend brand is encouraging people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness and featuring Depend products, the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.
Visit www.Underwareness.com to support the cause and request free samples of Depend Silhouette Active Fit.